"As part of the mission of The Chicago Mosaic School, The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics brings the finest contemporary mosaics - from emerging to modern masters - to The Smith Museum of Stained Glass at Navy Pier.
The range of work created by contemporary mosaic artist is broad, from soaring sculptural mosaics to utilizing advanced architectural techniques to the intricate details in micromosaics that are assembled with precision, utilizing a magnifying lens and tweezers. Contemporary mosaic artists use a variety of materials in their work, including vitreous glass tile, Smalti, handmade ceramic tile, porcelain, marble and stone to name a few.
The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics is sponsored by The Chicago Mosaic School, the first school in America focused on preserving and promoting this fine art form. Since the school opened in 2005, students have come from all over the world to attend classes and workshops in Chicago. CMS courses explore a variety of approaches in design and construction of both fine art and architectural mosaics, from beginning to advance levels of study." -The Chicago Mosaic School
I feel so excited and privileged to have my work beautifully displayed among not just fine mosaics but also incredible stained glass windows created by renowned world-class artists such as Tiffany. Above are three of Tiffany windows which are displayed at The Smith Museum of Stained Glass.